I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere." Most of my other books here.
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7:20 Zuccotti Park reportedly being closed for three months due to "renovations." Just a way to take a key meeting place out of circulation for OWS crowd?
7:00 Well, Hitchens wasn’t much for Christmas, but this is the piece of music that almost made him give up atheism (or so he said).
3:00 Too many Christmas-related events related to Occupy and OWS issues around the country to mention in our relaxed holiday schedule but there has been large outpouring, not to mention feeding some people and providing spiritual sustenance.
1:00 Some guy named Dickens’ advice for Xmas: "Bear witness….Welcome alike what has been, and what never was, and what we hope may be."
11:25 John Lennon’s Christmas wish for "War Is Over."
11:00 Merry Christmas. Here’s a seasonal new poem, "The 99% Rag," from folks out in Seattle. Emailer and author Larry Neilson writes: "We are using it as the text to a street theater presentation used in protests against Citizens United/corporate personhood next year, with a giant puppet of the Jabberwock as the power of Wall St and corporate domination."
11:30 Well, if you are among the millions who are getting a new Kindle or iPad or whatever this Christmas, not that I have now seven books in e-book form, including one re: OWS and my new one on an especially influential mass movement against poverty featuring a famous author and unprecedented dirty tricks, all here.
11:00 Candle used for vigil at OWS in NY — also serving to give Wall St. the finger.
9:00 How’s this combo? Woody Guthrie, U2, "Jesus Christ," Occupy, London?